Meat Loaf wrapped with Bacon

 

Servings 10

Ingredients
  

For the Meat Loaf

  • 1 cup minced Onion
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ pound Ground Chuck
  • ¾ pound Ground Veal
  • ¾ pound Ground Pork
  • 8 ounces good Ham like black forest diced into 1/4 “ cubes
  • 4 ounces Genoa Salami
  • ¾ cup Carrots cut into ¼” dice
  • ¼ cup chopped Fresh Thyme leaves
  • ¼ cup chopped Fresh Parsley leaves
  • 3 large eggs slightly beaten with a fork
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Garlic about 4 large cloves
  • ¾ cup Fresh Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • ½ cup Buttermilk
  • 1 or 2 dash Hot Sauce
  • 1 pound VERY Lean Bacon sliced

Glaze to Brush on Top

  • 2 cups Ketchup
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Sweet White Apricot Balsamic Vinegar if you do not have a Sweet White Balsamic skip the Vinegar
  • 1 dash Hot Sauce

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Oven to 425°
  • For the Meat Loaf:
  • In a sauté pan, heat the olive oil, when hot add the onion and cook until light golden brown, remove from the pan and let cool at room temp while you prepare the rest of the recipe.
  • In a glass bowl, mix the ground meats, add the ham, salami, carrots, fresh herbs, eggs, garlic, fresh bread crumbs, Worcestershire, salt and pepper buttermilk, hot sauce and the cooled onion mixture, and mix well.
  • Cover the entire bottom of a bread loaf pan with the bacon slices, slightly overlapping.  Cover the bacon and fill the mold with the ground meat mixture. Close the mold with the bacon as per the video.  Flip the loaf onto a baking sheet, remove the pan and bake in the middle of the oven for about 60 minutes.
  • However be sure be sure to check the inside temperature after 60 minutes.  The Chef’s preferred temperature is 145° to 150°.  Which is Medium and slightly pink.  If you like it more cook just leave in a bit longer.
  • For the Glaze to Brush on Top
  • Mix well and using s silicone brush generously brush the glaze on top.
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